simple past tense and past participle of aby.
verb (used with object), past and past participle a·bought.
Archaic. to pay the penalty of.
verb (used without object), past and past participle a·bought. Obsolete.
to endure; continue.
to undergo suffering as a penalty.
Origin of aby
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verb abys, abyes, abying or abought
(tr) archaic to pay the penalty for; redeem
Word Origin for aby
Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy
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